In that last blog about fermentation, I forgot to mention some of my favorite fermented foods, so I'll amend that list now. Black tea leaves, cocoa beans, and honey are all fermented into ingredients for wonderful treats - tea, chocolate, and mead.
Hopman's Beer and Wine Making Supplies store had mead making kits on sale last weekend, and I brought one home. Never too old to learn something new ... The directions were included, the process was easy, and in three weeks our mead made with Michigan honey should be ready to bottle up and age. Can't beat that!